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  1. Disclosure Decisions | National Multiple Sclerosis Society The decision to disclose personal medical information in the workplace is a complex one, requiring careful thought and planning. Although there may be good reasons to disclose medical information and very specific benefits to doing so, any decision you make today has immediate and long-term implications for your employment.
  2. To Tell or Not to Tell? New Study Offers Insights into Tough Decisions ... December 22, 2022. In a new study involving 428 people with MS, about half do not disclose their MS diagnosis to other people and 40% believed that telling others may have negative consequences. More than two-thirds had not discussed the issue of disclosure with any of their healthcare providers.
  3. Employment | National Multiple Sclerosis Society On the flip side, some people with MS decide to leave their jobs when they are first diagnosed or experience their first major exacerbation, often at the suggestion of their family or doctor. This decision is often made too quickly and at a time when symptoms can color judgment.
  4. How Much Should I Tell? | National Multiple Sclerosis Society You are not required to say that you have MS. However, if the information you provide is not sufficient to determine that you have a qualified disability under the ADA, your employer has the right to ask for more detailed information — which may lead to disclosure of your diagnosis.
  5. Accommodations | National Multiple Sclerosis Society When you or a loved one experiences a serious health condition that requires you to take time off from work the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) may be able to help. Whether you are unable to work because of your own serious health condition, or because you need to care for your parent, spouse, or child with a serious health condition, the ...
  6. Whom Should I Tell? | National Multiple Sclerosis Society Possible reasons to disclose to your boss now You’ve been at your job more than a year. You and your boss have a good working relationship. Your performance reviews have been positive. Your boss has a history of supporting others with special needs. Your boss will be supportive and help you obtain accommodations if and when you need them.
  7. Disclosure | National Multiple Sclerosis Society When talking to others about your MS, keep in mind that one size doesn’t fit all. Since you may have very different reasons for disclosing to different people in your life, your explanation needs to be tailored to the situation and the particular person.
  8. Support for Your Decision | National Multiple Sclerosis Society Disclosure in the workplace is a big decision, one not to take lightly. Call our MS Navigators who specialize in employment to discuss the pros and cons for your unique situation and understand the implications of disclosing or not so you can make an informed decision. Please call 1-800-344-4867.
  9. INFORMATION FOR EMPLOYEES LIVING WITH MS - National Multiple Sclerosis ... diagnosis in order to obtain ADA protections — initially. However, an employee must disclose a disability in order to ask for accommodations to help maintain productivity in spite of a medical condition. The employer may then require additional documentation and/or a medical diagnosis. National MS Society | Working With MS | 3
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